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Mangalwedha

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Mangalwedha
मंगळवेढा
city
Location in Maharashtra, India

Coordinates: 17°31′00″N 75°28′00″E / 17.51667°N 75.46667°E / 17.51667; 75.46667Coordinates: 17°31′00″N 75°28′00″E / 17.51667°N 75.46667°E / 17.51667; 75.46667{{#coordinates:17.51667|N|75.46667|E|type:city(21694)_region:|||| |primary |name=

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Country Template:Country data India
State Maharashtra
District Solapur
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,694
Language
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 413305[1]
Vehicle registration MH

Mangalwedha is a city and a municipal council in Solapur district in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the birthplace of Shri Jayatirtha also called as Teekacharya, one of the greatest saints of the Dvaita school of Vedanta.

Geography

The city of Mangalwedha is situated 55 km west of the district headquarters at Solapur and 25 km southeast of Pandharpur cities.

Mangalwedha is famous for the Jowar (sorghum) crop. Famous cuisine from Mangalwedha is (Bhakri) of jowar and green chillis kharda/thecha and onion and chutney of groundnuts. Bhaji (pakoda) from Mangalwedha are of good taste.

History

Mangalwedha is called "The Land of Saints", as Saint Damaji, Saint Kanhopatra, Saint Chokhamela are from Mangalwedha. In the 14th century, Mangalwedha was an active workplace of many saints such as Sant Damaji, Sant Chokhamela, Sant Bagadebaba, Sant Gopabai, Sant Kanhopatra,Shri Swami Samarth, Shri Sitaram Maharaj and others.[2] Mangalwedha is also called 'Jwariche Kothar'. Major crops near mangalwedha are Jawar,Bajara,Ground nut,Corn etc.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mangalwedha had a population of 21,694. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mangalwedha has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 60%. In Mangalwedha, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Villages in Mangalwedha-

  • Bhose
  • Donaj
  • Bawachi
  • Yedrav
  • Jitti
  • Nimboni
  • Jangalagi
  • Marwadhe
  • Bhalewadi
  • Nandur
  • Boarale
  • Laxmi Dahiwadi
  • Bhimnagar
  • Damajinagar
  • Chokhamela nagar
  • Patkhal
  • Khupsangi
  • Bhalawani
  • Machnur
  • Dhawlas
  • Maroli
  • Hunnur
  • Mamdabad
  • Lonarwadi
  • Lavangi
  • Salgar BK
  • Salgar Khurd
  • Raade
  • Sidankeri
  • Gonewadi
  • Mundhewadi

Nearest Villages Come to worship of Sant Bagadebaba-

  • Khandanal
  • Sankh
  • Daribadachi
  • Madgyal
  • Soradi
  • Sonyal
  • Vhaspet
  • Aasangi
  • Guddapur
  • Pandharewadi
  • Jadarboblad

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